2021 Perennial Plant of the Year! Forming a dense, spreading mound of tiny leaves with pretty white blooms, Calamintha offers a cooing foil for more vibrant-hued flowers and blends beautifully with pastel blooms a serene, rejuvenating garden. Allow the plants to drape gracefully over the edges of planters, rock walls, and retaining walls to soften the look. An ideal plant for the herb garden, Calamintha has fragrant foliage that releases a sweet minty scent with herbaceous and fruity undertones when the leaves are brushed against or crushed. Easy to grow, reliable, and versatile, Calamintha is ideal for edging walkways, and it makes a lovely, pollinator-friendly, no-mow ground cover. Also known as Lesser Calamint, this versatile plant is deer resistant and an attractive filler in cut flower arrangements. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil. Hardy in zones 5-7, it appreciates afternoon shade in hot-summer regions.
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Plant - 3" Pot
Clinopodium nepeta, calamintha nepeta
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Early summer to early fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ovate grey-green foliage.
Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Dry, Well Draining
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Containers, Deer Resistant
Perennial Plant of the Year 2021.
Northeast, Midwest, West
Spring / Summer, Fall
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